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obama and the entitlement society that he enables. while conserve tests and fiscally conservative americans are applauding him, they are attempting to spin this into a gaffe. they are arguing mitt romney is engaging in class warfare and turning his back on voters. let's look at the video. it features gov romney speaking to supporters at a fundraiser way back in may. let's take a look. >> there are 47 percent of the people that are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you name it. that that's an entitlement. and the government should give it to them. and they will vote for this president no matter what. and i mean the president starts off with 48, 49. he starts off with a huge number. these are people who pay no income tax. forty-seven percent of americans pay no income tax. so our message of low tax doesn't connect. so he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. i mean that's what they sel
take and loaf and vote for obama. joining me now is david corn with mother jones the author of "showdown," out in paper back, and "new york times" jonathan heilemann. we have new tape to show you from that fund-raiser including what he said about the israeli/palestinian conflict. before we get to that, here is that shocking tape from romney talking about the 47% of americans who he says are definitely not voting for -- are definitely voting for obama, not for him. he was answering a question from a donor apparently. the tape was first posted by the great mother jones magazine. let's watch. >> 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. all right. there are 47% who are with him who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they're entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. that that's an entitlement and the government should give it to them. and they will vote for this president no matter what. and the president starts off with 48
surfaced to help voters understand the philosophy of president obama and governor romney. president obama believes in redistribution and government control. >> i think the trick to figure out how do we structure government conditions that pool resources and fa is it tate summary distribution, because i believe in redistribution at a certain level to make sure that everybody has a shot. >> somebody helped to create this unbelievable american system that we have that allo allows you to strive. if you have a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made it happen. >> kimberly: i don't think so. on the other hand you have mitt romney who isn't pushing the entitlement state and wants more. >> 47% believe they're victims and believe that the government has responsibility for them. who believes they're entitled to healthcare, food, housing, you name it. >> a society based on a government centered nation where government plays a larger and larger role, redistributes money is the wrong course for america. the right course for america is to create growth. create wealth. >> the centerpiece of
from have a great night. lou: good evening, everybody. i am lou dobbs and this is the obama campaign's newest political ad. pushing messages that seem to contradict the obama philosophy and agenda. >> i am not looking for a handout. i don't think anybody is ever looking for a handout. i think that we all want chances and opportunities. >> if you try to separate by demographics and classes, you're not really president you want here is the president in his own words on the politics of wealth redistribution and class warfare. >> and the trick is figuring out how to restructure government systems that pool resources and facilitate some redistribution. i actually believe in redistribution. i just want to make sure that everybody who is behind this that they have a chance at success too. when you spread the word around, it's good for everybody. i was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth. my wife michelle is was not. but somebody give us a chance. >> if you have a business -- you did not know that. somebody else made that happen. lou: the romney campaign message is direct. president oba
is seen through the lens by a senior obama administration official who testified on capitol hill today. >> let me begin by asking if you would say that investor stevens and the three other americans died as a result of the terrorist attack? >> on that question i say yes. killed in the course of the terrorist attack on the embassy. >> eight days after the assault, the administration said the attack was spontaneous is fraying at the edges. two hours after the comments the white house spokesman had a hard time reconciling the administration description with the so-called demonstrators who carried the rpgs and used mortars. >> based on the information we have at the time. we have now. we do not yet have an indication it was preplanned or premeditated. there is an active investigation. >> the libyan president and senior lawmakers brief on the assault consistent called it a premade tated terrorist act. earlier the state department pushed back on the characterization. >> i'm not going to put baseballs on this until we have complete investigation. >> is it act of terrorism? >> we don't know en
, barack obama leads mitt romney 62 to voters.g likely this is as candidates continue and move past other distractions. >> president barack obama is about the campaign. there are not a lot of people are victims. there are not a lot of people to think they're entitled something. video, romney is seen that 47% of americans will vote for president obama are dependent on government. >> my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them. >> while romney is not his comments, he says it was taken out of context. interview with fox news talkinge was about election strategy, not do as president. >> if we're talking about a campaign and how you get close to half the vote. get half the vote, approximately, i event. if the present has a different view. i learned as you represent the entire country. my expectation is that you want to be present, you have to work for everybody. just for some of. if president obama also has a campaign event scheduled here in northern virginia. is said to happen on friday. to the zero weeks ahead of the between the two candidates. o much.k you s 12:10 ri
remarks from democrats and even some republicans feel was a major mistake. accusing president obama of making americans dependent on government. also, giving a chance to hit back. president obama holds his fire. we're digging into what his strategy might be. and just off the assembly line our brand new poll from one of the states that potentially could decide the presidential election. john king is on the ground in michigan with the latest numbers. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the brand new counteroffensive mitt romney's launching only 48 days before the presidential election. instead of trying to explain away his secretly videotaped complaint that the 47% of u.s. voters who support president obama are dependent on government, romney's trying to turn the controversy to his political advantage. our national political correspondent jim acosta is covering romney's latest stop in atlanta. >> reporter: wolf, mitt romney is now owning his message that too many americans are dependent on the government. he's trying to parlay a gift he received from th
. >> larry, what do you have for us? >> all right, if the liberals want to play gotcha games, obama said he believes in redistribution. we have the video for you. this is "the kudlow report." breaking news, nbc news has exclusively obtained video of president obama at a conference held at loyola university in chicago in october 1998 and it gives you a clue to the true obama. >> i think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution, because i actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody's got a shot. >> all right, you heard him say it, redistribution, i'm not shocked at that, we just wanted to play this tape. a growing number of conservatives are telling mitt romney, own that 40% video, fix your campaign or you're going to lose the election, some are using the words to describe mitt romney as cowardly. if mitt stays on message, he's going to do just fine. new numbers out from the congressional budget office show that 6 million americans will be hit with obama care ta
and certifying the story that the obama campaign has told for months now that mitt romney is a guy who doesn't care about people. who likes to lay them off. who doesn't really share their end it very quickly, you're going to be taken down by it. >> jennifer: his own words continue to reinforce that very impression. but he's got this book called no apologies so it seems as though he has said or his team has said you cannot walk anything back or else you will look weak. but in fact, the narrative about him being a rich guy is worse than him looking weak for having recognized he's made a mistake. >> yeah, i think governor, i think they made a terrible mistake after they secured the nomination of the republican party. they had a chance, then, to reposition themselves. like bill clinton did, for example, in 1992. at the center of the political mainstream in america. but instead of doing that and instead of spending the spring and summer introducing mitt romney in terms of his values, laying out a framework substant live framework for a
, the polls show the president with a one point lead within the margin of error. president obama closed the gap on which president will best handle the economy. he leads romney in wisconsin and virginia. romney ahead by one point in colorado where he led by ten points we should point out in august. president obama is up by 13 among women in colorado. a majority of voters say president obama is the candidate who most cares about their needs and problems. romney received lower marks saying the former massachusetts governor, not concerned. a new nbc wall street journal poll shows president obama benefiting from optimism on the economy and the direction of the country. the obama/biden ticket leaves romney/ryan among likely voters, 50% to 45% in a national survey. head-to-head. president obama's job approval reached the 50% mark. 48% disapprove of the job he's doing. on the direction of the country, 39% say the country is headed in the right direction. 55% say the wrong track. it's a seven point improvement from last month. on the economy, 42% say the economy will get better in 12 months. it
obama and the media. hate fact. the truth lives, hate to hear. ashley juddd and eva eva longora found outrage. some are ticked that obama is doing another late-night infomercial, i.e., david letterman, as the globe implodes. i disagree. it's safer to have obama visit a bitter old crank than wor working. consider ten things obama could do instead of letterman. stimulates unemployment and alec baldwin. another auto bail-out, huge success according to people who rides bikes to work. healthcare bill that nobody understands. tax the rich, which will not reduce the crushing deficit. crush a state for trying to enforce regulation that the federal government won't enforce. undermine effort to block drilling at home. use the class warfare. ask valley jarret for permission to smoke. wow! none of that is funny at all. maybe letterman can spin failure to the comedy gold. considering what obama has done if doing letterman keeps him busy, good for america. get network to turn all the programming over to obama. wait, they already have. so eric, tonight, letterman. is he going to hol president obama
as fast and furious and the one that has been dogging the obama administration since last year. there is a long awaited report due out by the justice department, the inspector general in fact, and it may be released some time today. you will recall that the botched investigation was supposed to monitor the head honchos invo e involved in illegal gun running to mexico, but it is also being blamed for contributing to crimes, and not stopping them, and also been linked to the killing of a u.s. border agent. the republican-controlled house voted to hold attorney general eric holder in contempt of congress for failing to turn over documents that were related to the case. holder did turn over thousands, but there were many that were not turned over as well. joe johns is monitoring the developments in washington. so the inspector jep ral's report is an autonomous report, autonomous group, and they also as i understand, joe, they have access to some of the legal documents that here to for the american public has not seen? >> that is my understanding they have had access to the documen
for some. and the -- [ applause ] >> also jingling republican news is a new poll that shows president obama has opened up a five-point lead among likely voters. for the first type since march his approval rating has hit 50. on the centerpiece of mitt romney's campaign, the economy, he's lost the six-point advantage he had in july on how to handle the economy the candidates are now tied. joining me is perry bacon political editor for the grio and msnbc contributor and ron foreignier fornier editor-in-chief of the national journal. good morning. romney's own supporters have said any day he is not able to talk about the economy is a bad day for the campaign so how bad is this for mitt romney right now? >> this last three weeks have been horrible for mitt romney. co coming out of the convention his goal was to humanize himself, show he had some empathy with the public to close that empathy gap. what has happened is he has not been able to close that gap and president obama has been able to do what he needed to get done which is to convince americans that the country is heading on the right trac
. >> president obama hit back on david letterman. >> i don't know what he was referring to, but i can tell you this -- when i won in 2008, 47% of the american people voted for john mccain. one of the things i've learned as president is, you represent the entire country. >> more republicans are dista e distancing themselves from the romney comments. and how about this explanation from running mate paul ryan. >> he was obviously inarticulate in making this point and the point we're trying to make here is, under the obama economy, government dependency is up and economic stagnation is up. >> you think governor romney regrets saying what he did? >> oh, i think he would have said it differently, that's for sure. but the point still stands. >> 48 days to go, our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows president obama has a five-point lead among likely voters. who's still up for grabs? what did clint eastwood think about his appearance with that chair? >> i just was having fun. you figure somebody asked you to go to -- somebody is dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say s
or marks obviously been articulate. he did not want to elaborate today. president obama appeared on david letterman where he weighed in on the controversy. >> one of the things i have learned as president is you represent the entire country. my expectation is if you want to be president, you've got to work for everybody, not just for some. >> mitt romney is trying to change the impression he's not concerned with average americans. he said there is no question he cares about the poor and middle class. >> with support from mayor vincent gray, ralph nader is calling up president obama and governor romney to debate d.c. issues. he says both campaigns need to answer tough questions about voting rights. >> the difference between romney and obama [inaudible] >> home to 617,000 residents, the district gives three votes. he expects the green party and libertarian candidates will be there. >> the cartoons in "the magazine to make light of muslim extremists and their response to that anti-islamic film. the offices were firebombed last year after publishing a character -- caricature of mama despite
that began by saying that mitt romney went to the friendly confines of fox news. when obama goes on letterman it is "obama went on a show." that is the sort of thing we have seen, we have president obama, would has not had a press conference since june, who has made time in the schedule for entertainment tonight and "access hollywood," and letterman and is being treated nicer. obviously, i don't think that the resolution corps of the united states has any self respect if they are not asking for a press conference at this point. we can have the kind of serious global problems we have and they treat the late show with david letter man where he is asked how good he looks at 180 pounds, they talk about letterman naked this is somehow a press platform? that is how it was treated this morning. there was a bit of romney on fox and a bit of obama on letterman like they were both journalism programs. >>neil: people can criticize me a lot, and they do, but why care about that. i don't care about criticisms of romney if you want to go after him that is perfectly fine, but what is good for the goose shou
. this time it's president obama who gets caught. just found a 1998 audiotape of then state senator obama saying he believes in redistribution. check this out. >> i think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and, hence, facilitate some redistribution because i actually believe in redistribution. at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody's got a shot. >> the obama tape coming on the heels of the controversy erupting yesterday oversee credit recordings of gov. mitt romney at a fund raiser earlier this year. >> the president starts off with 28, 29, he starts off with a huge number. these are people who pay no income tax. 47% of americans pay nowhere income tax. so our message of low taxes doesn't connect. so he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. >> and now tape gate, sending the presidential campaign into a frenzy. >> when i saw this, the first thing i thought of, all right, we have a golden opportunity. i don't care how this is being cast by the media. that's predictable. >> the policies of this president have h
advice do you give him to get things back on track? do you want to see him go harder at barack obama? >> well, i have to think that it's been a pretty rough period because everything he says, they attack him and i think he's going to have to get very tough and frankly, he's got to fight fire with fire. they're blaming him for egypt, okay? this is a beauty. they blamed him the other day for egypt. now, egypt's blowing up with a horrible foreign policy that we had, and they actually put the blame on mitt romney. i said what did he have to do with egypt? it really is, it's a nasty campaign and honestly, mitt is going to have to be both very smart, which he is, and very nasty, which frankly, he's not. and he's got to get that way because they are coming at him with all barrels loaded and he's going to have to get that way and very quickly, in my opinion. when i see what happened with, as an example, the memo or the statement he made having to do with libya, and having to do with other things, having to do with egypt, and he's getting blamed for all this, it's incredible. he has nothing t
undercover tape and president obama weighs in for the first time. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> others have said that you just kissed half the electorate good-bye this election year. that you all be called them moochers. did you? >> mitt romney continues to clean up after last night's disaster. mother jones has released the full video of a mitt romney fundraiser and it gets even worse for the republican. tonight senator bernie sanders on america's first glimpse of the real mitt romney. bob shrum on the victims mitt romney is dismissing. and richard wolf on romney's disastrous view of the middle east. >>> good to have you with us. >>> good to have you with us. thanks for watching. for the better part of the year, mitt romney struggled to let voters know who he is. finally the real mitt romney stood up and it's not a pretty sight and very confusing. the hidden camera video from a fundraiser has been released in full. at one point during the $50,000 per plate dinner, romney talked about how he is refining his stump speech. less than 60 seconds after romney said president obama
shows president obama is gaining ground in free swing states he considered key to his reelection. >>> these numbers come 48 days away from the election and it shows obama is pulling away from romney. most likely to determine the election. according to a poll rummy is losing loved in the states in colorado president obama's now as the lead on romney. energy and wisconsin president obama has extended his lead in both states to be on the polls margin of error. rummies, knocked off his campaign off at a when the polls showed he had new post touche make up. >>> that was rummy secretly recorded at a fund-raiser and a. he claimed nearly half the americans leave their victims entitled to government support that don't pay for their taxes purely is continuing to defend these comments he says he was talking about winning the election a focus of a 5 percent of voters who are undecided. on a took a few jabs at the blood during a fund-raiser in salt lake city. >>> by virtue of what you put in place we have seen the results over these past four years. those results are not very encouraging a re
scoreboard." new pew poll president obama over romney, 51% to 43%. howard s this real, eight-point lead? >> well, it could be. i think it's significant it's likely voters. what's happening now, chris, is that some of the news organizations and polling organizations are starting to go from registered voters to likely voters, to people who are motivated. and i think while there were concerns earlier this year about whether the president obama's supporters were motivated, whether they were encouraged, whether they were excited, either by positive news or fear, i think they're motivated. if they weren't motivated before, watching that mitt romney video will sure motivate president obama's supporters. so, if it's likely voters, maybe it's accurate. >> people don't do their best work when they're being dumped on. what do you think, first the poll number, which is staggering, an eight-point lead, bouncing out of the convention but not showing yet in this particular poll the effects of that terrible recording we got of mitt romney behind the door. >> indeed. that's what's so remarkable about it
job to worry about those people. president obama released his comments on an appearance with "the tonight show with david letterman." >> one of the things i have learned as president is you represent the entire country. and when i meet with republicans as i'm traveling around the country, they are hard-working family people who care deeply about this country and my expectation is that if you want to be president, you have to work for everybody, not just for some. >> now romney is not apologizing for what he said, just how he said it. >> i recognize that those people who are not paying income tax are going to say, gosh, this provision of what mitt keeps talking about, lowering income taxes is not attractive to them. and those dependent on government and those who think government's job is to redistribute, i'm not going to get them. >> and the damage control continues this morning in addition to wusa today, mitt romney wrote an op-ed to try to clarify his comments more on dependency saying the dreamers and the entrepreneurs, not the government, built this economy and they can once a
obama is accused of doing. but wouldn't mitt romney do it, too? plus, republicans think they can gain control of the senate. doesn't add up. and she called 911 screaming for help, but two days later, her family found her dead. now, they're suing for justice. they are "outfront" tonight. let's go. >>> good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, the r word. it's become sort of a four-letter word for some, but for other, something wonderful. you've heard it all day. redistribution. >> he favors redistribution. >> it's known as redistribution. >> the word takes on different meaning for different people. here is mitt romney's definition. i know there are some people who believe that if you simply take from some and give to others that we'll all be better off. it's known as redistribution. it's never been a characteristic of america. >> okay. this word didn't come out of nowhere, of course, because mitt romney was taking a job at president obama. a 1998 clip of then state senator barack obama has surfaced on the drudge report. he spoke at a loyola university conference and made this pitch.
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